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March 21, 2008

Senator Obama's New Ad (Now Running in Pennsylvania)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

John K. says: LMAO here, the same grandmother he just threw under the bus and called a racist and a typical white person? Cna't be. LMAO He makes no reference to the great Rev. Wright and the influence he had on Obama. His grandmother LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

I don't know what you heard, but I heard Senator Obama say that his grandmother had "no racial animosities," but had some stereotypical fears like a "typical white person." So, let's see-- typical white people have no racial animosity and that is throwing somebody under a bus?
I am continually amazed how little people actually listen. We really need to teach listening in elementary school.

Great advertisement! Yes we can!
-- Kim

Anonymous said...

obama is a lying piece of shit that uses race every chance he gets. he is nothing but the errand boy of a paranoid delusional
racist

Bram Reichbaum said...

Kim,

I've been mulling over ways to push back against Typicalgate for about 24 hours, and I think that about does it.

These people will do anything to incite a little race war for their own political ends. Thank goodness, to my knowledge, it is not the Clinton supporters who are at fault.

Bram

The Bag of Health and Politics said...

Sadly, many children have been left behind.

Anonymous said...

Believe me that is not a Clinton supporter. That is however a Bush supporter without a doubt. I think he probably went to school with George and copied from his papers. Great use of the American language.Excellent use of capital letters. Hell it may even be George himself.

insomnia said...

Have you heard about the new Clinton scandal that the Washington Post thoroughly covered today?

A video of the greeting ceremony just emurged today on youtube. Chances are, it will get a good amount of media play in the next several days.

Anonymous said...

All I know is that I will vote for John McCain. I heard he is a great opera singer. Fact is he is so good the North Vietnamese call him Songbird.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a racist, sexist, homophobic...
Hypocrite of the Week: Barack Obama
Op-Ed
Article Date: 02/29/2008

By Duane Wells
With the critical March 4th Democratic primaries in Texas and Ohio looming near, this week, Barack Obama released an open letter to the gay community in which he writes:

“I’m running for President to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all—a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters. It’s wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation.”

In addition to this magnificently worded missive, Obama also announced plans to run the aforementioned open letter in an ad campaign specifically targeted to the gay community.

But my question is: Where was all this love, respect and concern for the gay community back in October, 2007, when the junior Senator from Illinois was actively courting the conservative African-American vote in South Carolina with his pal and supporter, ex-gay minister Donnie McClurkin? The same Donnie McClurkin who performed at the 2004 Republican convention and cozied up to that famous agent of change, George W. Bush.

Where were the ads in the local gay press in South Carolina talking about what a friend the Senator was to the LGBT community? South Carolina: An area where such pronouncements might not have been so well received by the stridently homophobic demographic whose support the Obama campaign needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in that state’s primary?

And in what forum back in South Carolina, when his campaign was struggling, did Obama espouse lofty goals like using “the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws,” as he does in this new and timely appeal to the LGBT community?

Senator Obama had none of these messages in South Carolina, more than likely because it was not politically expedient for him to write such a letter back then. However now, with the race tight and the stakes high, Obama is now finally extending an olive branch to the very gay community that he quite unashamedly distanced himself from in South Carolina.

The fact of the matter is that when the Human Rights Campaign’s Joe Solmonese and other gay rights leaders urged Obama to cancel Donnie McClurkin’s appearance at one of his Faith and Family Values tour stops, their arguments fell on deaf ears. This despite the suggestion that the endorsement of someone as antagonistic to the gay community as McClurkin could be construed as an effort by his campaign to cultivate the support of black evangelicals at the expense of the campaign’s stated commitment to gay and lesbian equality.

Boldly ignoring the obvious implications of such a slight, Obama and his staff brushed off the criticism simply citing the Senator’s belief that the country needed to broaden its reach of equal rights.

In all fairness, the campaign reiterated that Obama did not agree with McClurkin’s stance on homosexuality and even reportedly went so far as to distribute memos detailing the candidate’s differences with McClurkin on gay and lesbian issues to the media following McClurkin’s performance. Sadly, the campaign did not distribute the same memo to the many voting "believers" gathered to hear McClurkin perform and proclaim, “God saved me from homosexuality!”.

While all of these actions on behalf of the Obama campaign were fine, good and indeed necessary, they did not address the fundamental question at hand: Why did Obama circle the wagons around his decision to have McClurkin perform? Might it have had something to do with how beloved the Grammy award-winning Christian performer is in the African-American Christian community?
And might it also have had something to do with how McClurkin’s performance might shape the junior Senator’s perception among an African-American electorate whose support had been tipped in favor of Hillary Clinton theretofore? One wonders.

It’s clear that if McClurkin had been a Nazi sympathizer, Senator Obama would not have expected the Jewish community to accept the singer’s appearance on a program designed to attract votes from a constituency known to have neo-Nazi tendencies. Nor would the Obama campaign now be reaching out to the Jewish community in Texas and Ohio touting their candidate’s long-standing friendship and support for them.

So in what way does Obama’s latest outreach to the LGBT community at this critical juncture in Texas and Ohio not appear disingenuous? In what way have his actions leading up to this moment not sidelined and marginalized the gay community as ‘second-class’ in terms of where they have fallen on his campaign’s list of priorities?



How on earth is “equality for all” achieved when one constituency’s value is weighted differently from others possessed of more mainstream appeal, until such a time as that constituency’s support becomes critical?

Sorry Mr. Obama, this is where the rubber hits the road. Prior to your cowardly actions during the South Carolina primary, the LGBT community willingly accepted you at your word, believing that you would be a true friend, despite your imited record of support on gay and lesbian issues.

But that was then and this is now.

Because he did nothng when he was asked to take action on behalf of an issue of importance the LGBT community, and yet now asks the LGBT community to accept him as a friend and support his political ambitions in Texas and Ohio, Senator Barack Obama is the Hypocrite of the Week.

" ONE LAST THING" from me remember he had Isaiah Washington, on this campaign trail and we know what he did to a gay man on Grey's Anatomy. http://www.tmz.com/2006/10/22/isaiah-washington-a-terror-on-the-set/

go there see what this man who is an open supporter of Obama...

insomnia said...

Have you heard about the new Clinton scandal that the Washington Post thoroughly covered today?

A video just emurged today on youtube. Chances are, it will get a good amount of media play in the next several days.

insomnia said...

What I find laughable about all these anti-Obama "guilt by association" posts, is that Hillary supporters would howl in pain should the Obama campaign go to the same lengths with them.

Take Elton John, for example. Here he is, a British citizen and a longtime friend of the Clintons, doing a benefit concert for Hillary in the next few days.

But it was only a while back when he said "From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15675821/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VftyZkOUxno

Obviously, these are values that Hillary Clinton shares, right?!

Why is he allowed to perform anyway? I thought there were laws against foriegners contributing to US political campaigns? Do you think she's willing to reject, renounce, and refuse that concert's money?

Anonymous said...

John McCain AKA Songbird. Sing for us John like you did in Nam.

Anonymous said...

Colbert I. King in today's Washington Post: So one Sunday morning as Allen, Jones and the other black worshipers knelt to pray, white church elders tapped Jones and Allen on the shoulders and told them to take their praying upstairs to a recently built balcony.

Rather than submit to such humiliation, Jones, Allen and the rest of the black worshipers walked out.

The two men formed their own congregations. Jones gained permission from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania to establish America's first black parish, St. Thomas African Episcopal Church. He eventually became the Episcopal Church's first African American priest.

Allen formed a Methodist congregation that eventually became today's multimillion-member African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

The walkout in the City of Brotherly Love occurred in 1787 -- a year that marks the beginning of America's independent black church, a theological movement born out of racism........"
This is why Obama cannot leave his church. We must never forget???

Anonymous said...

A young man cheated on his wife, confesses to her and vows to stay faithful. Together the couple work at making a home for their children. The kids thrive, and on the surface, the marriage appears good. But for 50 years, as the erring man crawels into bed, his wife angrily tells him he must never forget the sin of his youth. He sighs, turns his back and says "yes dear, I'm sorry."

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Good thing Romney did not say typical black person eh? You can't escape it, Obama refers to white people as typical. And he called his grandmother, who raised him, a racist. And, after 20 years and a major speech praising Rev. Wright, no mention of him in the commercial. Spin it away left wing kooks, Obama is a huge bigot.

Anonymous said...

The point ? I think I get it. As the old man drifts off to sleep, he thinks, "God, I'm starting to hate that woman".
There is no anger worse than a woman scorned, unless it is a black preacher's.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Wonder what you left wingers do when you see a white person walking down the street. Mutter under your breath, typical white person and give them a wide berth. Obama does.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: We must never forget something that happened in 1787? LOL 1787? Typical lefty, uses some incident that happened before any of us were born as a cudgel to hammer people over the head with and control the actions of others. This is America, where people go to start over and move beyond what happened in their past. Unless you are a lefty then you just use it as a hammer to beat people with. LMAO

Anonymous said...

In support of McKane. I want a man who knows war. I didn't want a war, I didn't sail a flag on my SUV, I don't belive in the "boogie man" politics. I do belive we have a mess to clean up and a quick withdrawal could result in a quick run for cover. I think Bush bashing has overshadowed some salient arguments. Here's a quote from a speech given 8/22/07.

"If we were to abandon the Iraqi people, the terrorists would be emboldened, and use their victory to gain new recruits. As we saw on September the 11th, a terrorist safe haven on the other side of the world can bring death and destruction to the streets of our own cities. Unlike in Vietnam, if we withdraw before the job is done, this enemy will follow us home. And that is why, for the security of the United States of America, we must defeat them overseas so we do not face them in the United States of America. (Applause.)

Anonymous said...

John K wrote:

We must never forget something that happened in 1787? LOL 1787?

Is this the same "John K" who was trying to use Major Andre's execution (during the Revolutionary War) as a way to excuse our current administration's use of torture?

Too bad he got it wrong then, too.

Not-shitrick

Anonymous said...

John K. says: LOOK AT MY DICKIE! YOU'RE NOT LOOKING AT MY DICKIE! LOOKIE! LOOKIE!

"Fair and Balanced" Dave said...

Believe me that is not a Clinton supporter. That is however a Bush supporter without a doubt.

When you consider who's in the White House right now, for conservatives to call any Democrat a "lying piece of shit" is the pinnacle of hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Yep, 1787. You left wing loons have to reach way far back to find something to have angst about. And hitting me on the head with the hammer of something that happened in 1787 is useless. Now "typical white woman" is more current. It is nice to see shitrock finally figured out who Major Andre is though. Took him long enough. LMAO at how easy it is to mock the left. Imus figured it out years ago though.

Anonymous said...

In support of McKane? Why would you want McKane? If three or four terrorists came into our country McKane would surrender. He'd be taken away to a POW camp again and sing like a canary, like he did in Nam. The only war experience he has is wrecking jets and selling out his country.

Anonymous said...

John K apparently cannot hear very well. Senator Obama clearly said his Grandmother "has no racial animosities," but only suffered from some stereotypical fears. Perhaps Mr. K should seek professional help on his hearing problem -- I hear they have some pretty decent hearing aids now.

Another poster referred to Senator Obama's stance against homophobia. Now, I wonder which candidate has gone into American town after American town (from the West Coast, to the East Coast, to the South border, the North border and all over the middle) and spoken out against homophobia? Let me think-- oh yeah, it was Senator Barack Obama. If Senator Obama wasn't seriously against homophobia, do you think he would have spoken out against it in Texas? Do try to bring some perspective into your arguments, folks! -- Kim

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